Caption

Kasich declares emergency over Ohio flooding

Gov. John Kasich issued an emergency declaration today for 17 counties in southern and eastern Ohio affected by flooding amid continued downpours.

The  emergency declaration allows the governor to use state resources, including activating the National Guard.

Counties affected are Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Clermont, Columbiana, Gallia, Hamilton, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Monroe, Meigs, Muskingum, Scioto and Washington.

>> Expect heavy rain, strong winds; flood watch in effect, warning for some in Miami Valley

An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is forecast by Sunday morning, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.

>> Live Doppler 7 Interactive HD Radar

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Trash truck slams into Greenwood Manor nursing home in Xenia
  2. 2 Fatal shooting reported on Norman Ave. in Dayton; 1 arrested
  3. 3 Sinclair responds to deadly car crash near its campus

More from Daytondailynews